Morning Notes: Libraries are Better than Cupcakes Edition
FANS DECIDE AUTHOR’S NEXT BOOK
Breaking news on the “Oh yeah, you can do that with the internet” front! Author Mitali Perkins is holding a vote, encouraging readers to decide the topic of her next book. This is 100 Scope Notes and I approve this concept. My vote is cast – click here to join in.
THE SNEAKIEST OF PREVIEWS
The middle of July – time for swimming, biking, and checking out the books that will be released in Spring 2011. What, that’s not on your summertime leisure to-do list? Shame on you. Click here to see what’s coming.
(Thanks to Publishers Weekly for the link)
TRACY MORGAN READING THE GIVING TREE
It has quite an affect on the man, too.
(Thanks to BuzzFeed for the link)
Art & Max by David Wiesner. In stores October 3, 2010
Alongside the “My Top 10 Saved by the Bell Episodes” list I keep in my wallet is a “My Top 10 Children’s Book Creators Where I Have to Read Every New Book They Publish” list*. You better believe the multiple Caldecott-snagging Wiesner is on that list. Art & Max takes a look at the artistic process – something my man D Dubs (my just-coined nickname for Mr. Wiesner) knows quite a bit about.
* These lists don’t actually exist. Well, the Saved by the Bell one did at one point.
Double Post of the Week!
NPR investigates why you might be hearing a lot about libraries in the near future (hint: librarians get in fights (note to self: get in fight)). Click here to read.
(Thanks to The Longstockings for the link)
And for our second post…
A ripping good post over at A Fuse #8 Production about re-illustrating covers that have seen better days. Dang, A Stranger Came Ashore shoulda been an Unfortunate Cover. Click here to read.
Speaking of covers, @PWKidsBookshelf links to an incredibly comprehensive post at ShelfTalker about current cover trends. Cool to see all the examples of each trend in one place.
(Headline image: ‘”Sprinkles” Dark Chocolate Cupcake’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/22829128@N08/3268000827)
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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